Category Archives: Soviet Union

Late Winter in Arkhangelsk and Pinega

After the month I spent with the reindeer herder on the Kanin peninsula in summer (I will give an overview in the next post), my plan was to visit them at their winter pastures in the Arkhangelsk region some hundreds … Continue reading

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Stalina, Oktyabrina, Vertоlina

Openness to innovations is an important character-trait of the Nenets reindeer herders and sometimes the mixture of modernity and traditionalism goes against all expectations. The first of the elders of Khongurei I got the chance to interview was Stalina Yakovlevna … Continue reading

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